Wiki Inc plugin changes the labor of documentation

I don’t think I have made this clear enough, so let me repeat it. The WIKI Inc plugin, developed by Enej Bajgoric at UBC, may very well change the way you look at publishing support documentation.

I just remembered that all of WordPress’s documentation is published in a MediaWiki. Think about the implications if I were to use this documentation by way of the Wiki Inc. plugin. It invests me directly in both monitoring and contributing to the community generated WordPress documentation, while at the same time I reap the benefits of that community which constantly updates the documentation to reflect any new features and changes for new versions. Now, with this comes some potential issues, particularly the fact that if you don’t upgrade to the next version immediately the documentation might be wrong. That said, I’m increasingly becoming persuaded to use the Codex documentation—thanks in large part to this plugin. It’s not only that Wiki Inc re-publishes the documentation in a page on our WordPress Mu site, but it instantly incorporates any changes made to the WordPress Codex.

Anyway, everything that follows will allow you to behold the power of this beautiful development in the conceptualization of the bliki.

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3 Responses to Wiki Inc plugin changes the labor of documentation

  1. Brian says:

    Thanks buddy – BTW, though Enej absolutely deserves the shout-out, I would be remiss not to note that Novak Rogic is the real visionary of all our development work, and he has guided our staff and student team in a very collaborative way.

  2. Reverend says:

    Brian,
    Thanks for the reminder, I knew Novak was leading the developmental charge but as with any visionary, he has quietly congealed some awesome things over there, and the products of the labor are speaking for themselves. So here is a much overdue kudos to him—I can’t say enough about the work you all are doing.

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